Hawks look for gems again in second round

Hawks look for gems again in second round

Posted by TimS on Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:17
Time will tell if the Blackhawks found a gem on the second day of the entry draft Saturday like a year ago when they plucked Andrew Shaw in the fifth round. It could be gritty winger Chris Calnan, the 6-foot-2, 187-pound nephew of Jeremy Roenick, who they grabbed in the third round with the 79th selection. Or it might be 6-5 Victoriaville goalie Brandon Whitney, who was still available in the seventh round when the Hawks made him the 191st pick. In all, the Hawks took seven more players on Saturday – two defensemen, three forwards and two goaltenders. In the second round they grabbed defenseman Dillon Fournier from Rouyn Naranda in the Quebec League then went for Calnan in the third round. Calnan is a banger who played at Noble and Greenough Prep School in suburban Boston. In the fifth round, the Hawks went back to Saginaw in hopes they could duplicate last year's success with Brandon Saad and took left winger Garret Ross. After going with Moose Jaw defenseman Travis Brown with their second pick in the fifth round, the Hawks went for center Vincent Hinostroza, a Bartlett native who played for Waterloo of the USHL. The Hawks then use their final two picks in the seventh round on goalies in Whitney and Matt Tomkins of Sherwood Park.
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